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Toyota Highlander Owners Manual: Playing an audio cd and mp3/wma/aac discs

Toyota Highlander Owners Manual / Audio system / Playing an audio cd and mp3/wma/aac discs

CD player operation

Insert disc or select “cd” on the audio source selection screen with a disc inserted to begin listening to a cd.

Audio control screen

Pressing the "audio" button displays the audio control screen from any screens of the selected source.

  1. Audio source selection screen appears
  2. displaying the track/file list
  3. random playback
  4. Repeat play
  5. Pause select to resume play

  6. setting the sound

Toyota Highlander. Audio control screen

Displaying the title and artist name

If a cd-text disc is inserted, the title of the disc and track will be displayed.

Error messages

If an error message is displayed, refer to the following table and take the appropriate measures. If the problem is not rectified, take the vehicle to your toyota dealer.



Correction procedures

“Check disc”
  • The disc is dirty or damaged.
  • The disc is inserted upside down.
  • The disc is not playable with the player.
  • Clean the disc.
  • Insert the disc correctly.
  • Confirm the disc is playable with the player.
“Disc error” There is a malfunction within the system. Eject the disc.
“No music files found.” No playable data is included on the disc. Eject the disc.

Discs that can be used

Discs with the marks shown below can be used.

Playback may not be possible depending on recording format or disc features, or due to scratches, dirt or deterioration.

Cds with copy-protection features may not play correctly.

Cd player protection feature

To protect the internal components, playback is automatically stopped when a problem is detected.

If a disc is left inside the cd player or in the ejected position for extended periods

Disc may be damaged and may not play properly.

Lens cleaners

Do not use lens cleaners. Doing so may damage the cd player.

Mp3, wma and aac files

Mp3 (mpeg audio layer3) is a standard audio compression format.

Files can be compressed to approximately 1/10 of their original size by using mp3 compression.

Wma (windows media audio) is a microsoft audio compression format.

This format compresses audio data to a size smaller than that of the mp3 format.

Aac is short for advanced audio coding and refers to an audio compression technology standard used with mpeg2 and mpeg4.

Mp3, wma and aac file and media/formats compatibility are limited.

Compatible channel modes: 1ch and 2ch

Media that can be used for mp3, wma and aac playback are cd-rs and cd-rws.

Playback in some instances may not be possible if the cd-r or cd-rw is not finalized. Playback may not be possible or the audio may jump if the disc is scratched or marked with fingerprints.

The following disc formats can be used.

Mp3, wma and aac files written in any format other than those listed above may not play correctly, and their file names and folder names may not be displayed correctly.

Items related to standards and limitations are as follows.

The only files that can be recognized as mp3/wma/aac and played are those with the extension .Mp3, .Wma or .M4a.

As the audio system is compatible with multi session discs, it is possible to play discs that contain mp3, wma and aac files. However, only the first session can be played.

Id3 tags can be added to mp3 files, making it possible to record the track title, artist name, etc.

The system is compatible with id3 ver. 1.0, 1.1, And ver. 2.2, 2.3 Id3 tags.

(The number of characters is based on id3 ver. 1.0 And 1.1.) Wma tags can be added to wma files, making it possible to record the track title and artist name in the same way as with id3 tags.

Aac tags can be added to aac files, making it possible to record the track title and artist name in the same way as with id3 tags.

When a disc containing mp3, wma or aac files is inserted, all files on the disc are first checked. Once the file check is finished, the first mp3, wma or aac file is played. To make the file check finish more quickly, we recommend you do not write any files to the disc other than mp3, wma or aac files or create any unnecessary folders.

Discs that contain a mixture of music data and mp3, wma or aac format data cannot be played.

If the file extensions .Mp3, .Wma and .M4a are used for files other than mp3, wma and aac files, they may be mistakenly recognized and played as mp3, wma and aac files. This may result in large amounts of interference and damage to the speakers.


Discs and adapters that cannot be used

Do not use the following types of cds.

Also, do not use 3 in. (8 Cm) cd adapters, dual discs or printable discs.

Doing so may damage the cd player and/or the cd insert/eject function.

  • Discs that have a diameter that is not 4.7 In. (12 Cm).
  • Low-quality or deformed discs.
  • Discs with a transparent or translucent recording area.
  • Discs that have tape, stickers or cd-r labels attached to them, or that have had the label peeled off.

Player precautions

Failure to follow the precautions below may result in damage to the discs or the player itself.

  • Do not insert anything other than discs into the disc slot.
  • Do not apply oil to the player.
  • Store discs away from direct sunlight.
  • Never try to disassemble any part of the player.
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